Focus on Health: Breast Cancer Acupuncture
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Dealing with cancer treatment can take a lot of a patient.
Now, there’s a non-traditional way to help make it a bit more manageable.
Jennifer Tesler is no stranger to adversity.
She lost her first husband to cancer.
Then, years later she was diagnosed with aggressive stage two Breast Cancer.
She started chemotherapy, but the side-effects were debilitating.
“I was really sick. My children spent many nights sleeping on the bathroom floor with me the whole night because I just couldn’t get up,” said Breast Cancer Survivor Jennifer Tesler.
She found doing acupuncture before each chemo treatment was the key to relieving the symptoms that made it unbearable.
“We don’t want to throw away all the beauty of conventional medicine. But at the same time, we don’t need to throw away thousands of years of older systems of medicine that had techniques and strategies that helped make people better. So, a marriage of the two is perfect and it really makes for great care,” said Doctor Taz.
The healing process is broken into three phases: In phase one, acupuncture helps to manage side-effects during chemotherapy, like the nausea.
Then, it helps balance the nervous system and reduces the pain and issues that arise post treatment.
In phase three,
Acupuncture minimizes stress and inflammation to keep cancer at bay.
“I do have an overall sense of feeling better…almost instantly. Those next few days, it lifts your spirits, it lifts your energy and it helps reduce your pain,” said Tesler.
Health official in Minnesota said this season’s flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
The formulation for this year has been updated to include protection against a new flu strain and it should be a good match for what residents will be up against.
Some health professionals are concerned that less people will seek flu shots due to problems with a less effective vaccine last year.
More than 4,300 people were hospitalized and 10-children died last flu season in Minnesota.
Of the nearly 2-million people who will visit the Minnesota State Fair this year, a few thousand will wind up seeking help at first-aid stations.
TO prevent being a statistic medical professional suggest wearing sturdy shoes instead of flip-flops because they can cause blisters.
They also recommend drinking plenty of water and seeking shelter from the sun to avoid getting overheated.
Over the past few years, the stations have treated 3,000 to 4,000 people per day.